Resources on 1 Samuel

Chapter 16

The big blessings of small obedience
By Dr. Jack Graham | September 4, 2018

But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7
I was reading awhile back about a man who worked for a bank in a large city. On the ground floor of this bank building, there was a cafeteria. Day after day, this man would get a two-cent pat of butter and hide it under his roll so that he wouldn’t have to pay for it when he got through the line.
Now, this went on for a month or so. And eventually, people began to watch him and noticed him stealing the butter. So it was reported to the bank president, who subsequently fired him on the spot saying, “If I can’t trust a man with a two-cent pat of butter, how can I trust him with thousands of dollars?”
I wonder how many believers God doesn’t use because they’re not faithful in the little things. Yes, they may go to church, serve on a committee or two, sit in the front row, and bring the best dish to the picnic. But when it comes to actual obedience, they’ve strayed in the little things.
Today’s passage couldn’t be clearer. While the world defines the outward appearance as important, God looks beyond that and into your heart. So if you want God to do something great in your life, be obedient in the little things and He’ll bless you beyond your imagination!

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Chapter 18

Preparing for opposition
By Dr. Jack Graham | June 29, 2018

After we experience victory, we need to be prepared to face opposition. It’s just a fact of life. You and I need to accept that envy is going to raise its ugly head. 

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Has success changed you?
By Dr. Jack Graham | June 27, 2018

As the years go by, one of the best things that can be said about us is that our victories and successes haven’t changed us. You and I should remain humble and grateful before the Lord.

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Chapter 17

The danger of victory
By Dr. Jack Graham | June 26, 2018

One of the most serious dangers that you and I face after a victory is failing to give God glory. In fact, this is the easiest and surest way to lose your next victory.

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Rejoice with others!
By Dr. Jack Graham | June 25, 2018

Did you know that with every victory there is danger? As a matter of fact, it is possible to be defeated by our victories. It’s absolutely true.

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Battle in God's authority
By Dr. Jack Graham | March 30, 2018

I want to talk to you about the giants in your life…the giant-sized challenges and obstacles that are determined to overwhelm and defeat you.

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Prepare for battle!
By Dr. Jack Graham | March 29, 2018

When you and I think about heroes of the Bible, such as David, we might be tempted to think they were born with the ability to jump into the work of the Lord. But that’s not true!

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Godly determination
By Dr. Jack Graham | March 28, 2018

Is there a menacing shadow looming over your life...a giant-sized challenge or problem that taunts you and keeps you from living a victorious life in Christ Jesus?

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Do you have a courageous heart?
By Dr. Jack Graham | March 27, 2018

One of the greatest battles in history was not fought between two armies but rather between two people, David and Goliath. And this story is even more amazing when you consider that David was just a shepherd boy when he battled this menacing giant.

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